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Fuzzy Zoeller Bottle Signing Tour


Legendary golfer Fuzzy Zoeller hit a hole in one with his own vodka that tastes like victory. He wants to share his award-winning Fuzzy’s Vodka with you, and sign a bottle for you too. After a career of victories on tours – the PGA Tour, the Champions Tour – he’s ready to tour Binny’s.



Thursday, April 28th

Binny’s Oak Brook

Binny’s Naperville


Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.

Founders KBS Release + Tap Takeover


The highly anticipated imperial stout from the north has left the barrels and is ready to be poured in Chicago. Join us April 1st (no joke, promise!) at our Lincoln Park Tasting Room or South Loop Tasting Room during the times below for an epic Founders Tap Takeover, including 2016 KBS and special surprises from Founders you won’t want to miss.


Want to get your hands on bottles of your own? Binny’s is releasing KBS on April 1st when doors open at 9am at all Binny’s locations. Yes, all stores. Yes, even that one. (Hyde Park opens at 10am) Allocation is set at at least two bottles at all Binny’s locations. Founders Tap Takeover event info after the jump…


Friday, April 1st

Founders 2016 KBS Release
All Binny’s Locations


Founders KBS 2016 Binny's

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What’s Cooking at Binny’s?


Join Chicago’s celebrity chef Rick Bayless for an exclusive cooking demonstration and sampling of Tocayo, his new step into the world of brewing. Bayless will give an in-depth cooking demonstration, share his best-kept guacamole secrets and take photos with fans. Passed appetizers, taco stations and Tocayo samples will also be available. Proceeds benefit the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Event info and more about Tocayo Hominy White Ale after the jump…


Tocayo Rick Bayless

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Binny’s Champaign is Your “Official” Party Superstore


Get ready for St. Patrick’s Day in pure Irish fashion at Binny’s, your “Official” St. Patrick’s Day headquarters. Taste favorites like Crown Royal, Captain Morgan, Bailey’s, Fireball, Tippy Cow, Bushmills, Guinness and much more! Learn how to make a Jameson Irish Mule, while your Jameson branded beanie gets printed with the logo of your choice. Jam to our bagpiper’s tunes from 1-5pm and score plenty of emerald swag for the holiday.


Binny’s Champaign
“Official” St. Patrick’s Day Event

Thursday, March 3rd


St. Practice Day Binny's

Don’t be selfish – share this post with your friends! There will be plenty of green swag for everyone.

Bourbon Women Night 2016 – Handpicked Single Barrel


Bourbon Women Night is an opportunity to taste bourbon and network with the women of the spirits industry. Sample from a selection of 50+ spirits and discover new favorites from all over the country. From Rhine Hall’s locally made brandy to George Dickel’s Tenessee Rye Whiskey to Clyde May’s Alabama Whiskey, it is a unique tasting experience. In anticipation of this year’s Bourbon Women Night, we’re excited to announce a few highlights. But first, save the date!


Bourbon Women Night

Binny’s Lincoln Park

Thursday, March 17th


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Bourbon Women Night Binny's

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Cider Summit Chicago 2016 Presented by Binny’s


Join us at the fourth annual Cider Summit Chicago , the largest ever tasting of artisanal ciders from around the world. It’s at the Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier. You’ll get to meet cidermakers, sample from a selection of 90+ ciders and taste awesome food. We’ll be there to chat… so be sure to stop by the table with the big Binny’s banner. Who knows, maybe we’ll have surprises. More info after the jump.


Cider Summit

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Kahlua Holiday Gift Wrapping Event


Stressed about holiday shopping? De-stress with Kahlua at this two-day event. Bring your unwrapped presents (limit 2 per customer) to Binny’s Bolingbrook, and have them wrapped while you indulge in brownies, coffee, candy and Kahlua holiday cocktails. Mrs. Claus is bringing Kahlua’s elves to wrap your presents in a Kahlua airstream. You’ll also have a chance to win swag, prizes and more!


Kahlua Gift Wrapping Blog

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Holiday Cooking with Don Q Rum


John Meisler, Executive Chef and Global Brand Ambassador for Serralles USA is making his way around to a few Binny’s locations to share his classic New Orleans style cooking. Chef Meisler is known for his iconic recipes that he makes with Don Q Rum. This year, he is going to whip up a few different recipes that you can learn how to make for your holiday dinners, including cocktails to pair.

Don Q Cooking Demos John Meisler

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Black Friday 2015: Goose Island BCBS Release


UPDATED 11/10/15 — Vintage BCBS info!

UPDATED 11/17/15 — Bloomington and Champaign info.

UPDATED 11/19/15 — Goose Island Bourbon County Snifters.

UPDATED 11/25/15 — Goose Island Bourbon County Prices.


Ah, November. The month of mustaches, cold weather, unlimited stuffing and – of course – the ultimate shopping day. We say this every year, but Goose Island has outdone themselves with an even better lineup of barrel-aged beers than ever, and an eventful Black Friday planned for beer lovers in Chicago. Binny’s locations across Chicagoland will all release Bourbon County Brand Stout when doors open on Friday, November 27, with the grandest release of them all right next door to the Goose Clybourn brewpub at our Lincoln Park location. Here’s what you need to know:


Goose Island BCBS 2015

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Skinnygirl Tasting with Bethenny Frankel


Update: Click here for photos.


Binny’s Oak Brook is ending a week long one-year anniversary celebration with reality television personality, talk show host, author, and Skinnygirl founder Bethenny Frankel. Come out to sample from the Skinnygirl line up, grab an autographed bottle and pose for a photo with Bethenny. Click here to see how we’re celebrating our one year anniversary in Oak Brook!

Binny’s Oak Brook
Saturday, October 10th
11:00am – 12:30pm


Bethanny Frankel Binny's Skinny Girl


Visit our events page for info on upcoming tastings and fun happenings at your local Binny’s.